Five terrorists got killed by a SAS sniper with a single shot made from one of the Army’s most powerful guns.
With an experience of 20 years, the British snipper was a sergeant who got the suicide bomber shot in Syria from a distance almost 3,000ft away.
As reported, he hit the terrorist’s chest, instead of a headshot that led the suicide bomb to shatter, killing four other jihadis, including a top commander.
In November during a ‘kill or capture’ mission, the attack took place, in a clash of SAS with the Islamic State.
The mission included finding an ISIS group who attacked the villages in that particular area; the troops were working alongside Kurdish fighters as well.
One of the most powerful guns was used by the sniper, which was a Barrett .50 calibre rifle.
As mentioned by a source to Daily Star, “The plan at that stage was to drop the suicide bomber with the first shot and then the leader if they felt they could identify him. But we got lucky.
“The target was at the maximum range. The sniper adjusted for the wind aimed and gently squeezed the trigger.
“He waited for the target to drop but instead the guy exploded
“When the dust settled there were four bodies lying around with various bits missing.
He continues, “It then occurred to the sniper that the vest had detonated. When you take out a suicide bomber you normally aim for the head.
“But this guy was at the extreme limit of the sniper’s shooting ability so he went for the centre of his mass – the chest.”
It was also mentioned by the source that the SAS team is back to base along with the sniper, he was reportedly offered a baseball cap that had ‘Long Range Death’ written.
Further added, “The terrorists are scared to death of snipers. We use silencers on our rifles which seriously deaden the noise.”
“They can’t see us or hear us and they only know we are around when bodies start hitting the floor.”